Summer Wedding Suits Melbourne

As we enter into the summer months there’s a lot to look forward to, especially all the wonderful weddings we get to attend and maybe even be the guest of honor at.  However, a summer wedding, as beautiful as it sounds can be a little tough on the most important man in the room.  Some suits can be heavy and don’t allow for much comfort, whilst lighter weight fabrics wrinkle easily and don’t always look formal enough.



Linen is the perfect cloth for that beautiful beach setting or Mediterranean destination wedding. The natural cloth provides comfort and breathability and offers rich texture.  Pastel colour linens are stunning and look great if you have a tan, but the neutral tones are the most versatile and look extremely luxurious. Although we all know linen is prone to wrinkling, there is no real way to stop this from happening other than opting for a slightly more relaxed silhouette.  A linen suit should not be cut as slim as a wool suit as it has no natural stretch and requires a little more drape to allow it to flow. For some inspiration on how to wear a linen suit check out how the Neapolitans wear them.  The Amalfi Coast is rife with well-dressed Italians rocking an unstructured linen suit.


Just like linen, cotton is a natural fibre that provides a great deal of comfort with an elegant yet relaxed style.  There are many different types of cotton finishes that a worth considering ranging from cotton sateen for a more formal setting, to a cotton twill or canvas for a more understated look and cotton stretch for a really fitted look. Cotton suits can be fairly unstructured and in some instances can be made without the use of any canvas interlining or internal lining which will add cooling benefits on that blistering hot day. For a more casual setting, why not opt for a nice pair of tailored cotton shorts and a nicely fitted shirt and sports jacket.  This look is fun and very smart.


No, I’m not talking about polyester.  A true wool blend suit should be mixed with other natural fibres.  Wool and Mohair (goat wool) make a beautiful pairing. Mohair is finer, yet stronger than wool, and when it is woven with a light weight wool it adds strength to an otherwise lightweight fabric.  Mohair also assists with wrinkle recovery, so unlike linen a wool and mohair blend is a little more rigid and keeps it shape longer.  The best thing about a wool and mohair blend is the beautiful texture that occurs in the weave when two fibres are died at the same time.  The colour of the cloth appears to have a slight fleck in it, which makes it a little more interesting than a solid colour cloth.

Whilst we’re talking about wool blend, we should also talk about wool and silk.  Similar to mohair, silk is added to lightweight wool in order to increase the strength of the cloth, but silk also adds a touch of lustre.  A wool and silk blend has a very subtle sheen and beautiful drape that is perfect for that summer cocktail suit.


If it is a more formal look that you are after, then you cant go past the super fine wool collection.  Similar to a cotton thread count, wool is graded by the density of the weave and ranges from Super 100 to a Super 180.  The super 100 is a little coarser and tends to be heavier in weight, whilst a Super180 is very fine and smooth, with an almost silk like lustre. However if it is a summer dinner suit that you are after, I would recommend a Super 140 or Super 150 in a mid weight cloth.  This will offer the benefits of pure wool breathability, a beautiful drape and good wrinkle recovery.  If you are opting for the dinner suit, it is quite important to take note of the silk satin that is being used on the lapel and trousers, you will want to make sure that there is enough contrast between the cloth and the satin and that they don’t blend in too much.  Remember it’s all about the detail and you don’t want to loose that beautiful contrast by choosing an overly lustrous cloth that doesn’t allow those satin lapels to shine.

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Summer Wedding Suits Melbourne

Summer weddings in Australia promise a stunning backdrop of blue skies and colourful flower arrangements. That said; a summer wedding also means both wedding party and guests have to contend with dancing and photographing in intensely high temperatures.

This can prove especially difficult for the males of the congregation. If you are attending any formal events in summer time, you need to ensure you continue to dress formal yet adopt lighter materials to suit the warmer temperatures.

High Quality Summer Suits

 That doesn’t mean an excuse to look sloppy; you just need to invest in a quality.

Whether you need quality formal wear for a wedding, event, business meetings or just for the workplace, Carl Nave can individually tailor the best suits for summer. We can expertly tailor a number of different styles of mens suits for Summer 2017. (2018? – summer has passed)

The Linen Summer Wedding Suit

Linen is a perfect choice of cloth for a summer wedding suit, offering the ideal combination of style, comfort, versatility and breathability. 

Linen can be prone to wrinkling so at Carl Nave; we tend to tailor a more relaxed silhouette. Linen summer wedding suits don’t have any natural expansion and so they need to be able to drape from the body a little bit more off the silhouette to allow it to flow.

The Cotton Summer Wedding Suit

Cotton is very similar to linen in that it’s a light, natural fibre that can be tailored into stylish yet comfortable summer suits. Different types of cotton can be tailored into mens summer suits for all kinds of occasions.

Cotton sateen is ideal for a very formal setting like a wedding or important business meeting while the more casual cotton twill or canvas is the perfect choice for everyday work wear and casual dinners.

The Wool Blend Summer Wedding Suit

A wool blend suit mixed with other natural fibres such as Mohair (goat’s wool) makes for a luxurious summer suit. Mohair helps to ensure the suit stays wrinkle free and although it’s finer than wool, it is a stronger material and adds strength to the shape of a suit when woven with wool.

A tailored wool blend suit can also look quite well when woven with wool and silk. This combination is lightweight with a subtle sheen and is ideal for summer garden parties.

A Superfine Wool Summer Wedding Suit

Some of the most luxurious tailored summer suits for wedding parties are made from superfine wools. Allow us to (select) a Super 140 or 150 wool into a beautiful mid weight cloth suit with the perfect level of breathability, fit and anti-wrinkle properties. 

We can add a beautiful complementary coloured silk lapel that ensures a perfect contrast between the silk and your choice of wool.

Inquire About Your Summer Wedding Suit Today

Step out in style this summer with a finely tailored suit from Carl Nave. Speak to our master tailors today to discover your options for formal wear this summer.

Carl Navè, Melbourne's best tailor not only produces bespoke suits in Melbourne, but also summer suits, winter suits & wedding suits. Carl Navè, the Melbourne suit tailor, provides made-to-measure suits & traditional hand made suits.

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